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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips and Tricks. Keep up the learning and engagement with these helpful classroom teaching tips

The Science of Reading

The Science of ReadingDoes reading really matter that much now that we’re in the digital age? Yes! In fact, in the digital age, when we encounter so many different texts and messages every day, our critical and analytical abilities may even matter more than ever. Without a rich vocabulary and background knowledge that we can apply and utilize, we will get tripped up in the...

My students complain that reading texts are too long and difficult to deal with… What should I do?

My students complain that reading texts are too long and difficult to deal withText by: Dimitris Primalis   Whether you teach a traditional EFL (English as a Foreign Language) class, or a class with CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) books, your students may come across long and more demanding texts in terms of vocabulary, structure. CLIL texts are usually different in terms of task types (e.g. students may have to...

Reading: Wherein L2 Vocabulary belongs

The constituents of reading  Text by: Marina Siskou   A rarely defied teaching practice is the random introduction of the target language vocabulary beyond content.   Being presented with a bulk of target language words to ingest might turn out to be functional, if L2 learners are good at memorization. However words need to belong somewhere in order to mean something. Out of...

Reading Comprehension

  Unlike listening comprehension, reading comprehension is not something for which our brains have evolved. Whereas oral comprehension seems to develop “naturally” with minimal deliberate intervention, reading comprehension is more challenging and requires deliberate instruction. Humans have been accomplished in oral comprehension for 100,000 years or...

Developing Reading and Listening skills

Listening  is receiving language through the ears. It involves identifying the sounds of speech and processing them into words and sentences. When we listen, we use our ears to receive individual sounds (letters, stress, rhythm and pauses) and we use our brain to convert these into messages that  mean  something to us. Listening in any language requires...

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